I don't see that Reagan had much of a choice, do you? Remember something called The Cold War? He ended that by winning the arms race with Russia. I don't know how old you are, but I remember being in grade school and having to do "tornado" drills all the time. Years later I would find out those were nuclear blast drills. I know one thing, you can't put a price on security. Nothing can be accomplished without security.
Also on Clinton, his weak "just launch a cruise missile" response to the terrorist attacks during his tenure helped foster the environment we're in today. I've already told you how poorly equipped and trained we were during his tenure. I applaud the guy for his compromises. I think he was a great economic POTUS. However, if anything would have happened during his presidency, we would have been hurting bad. I personally believe that when a president's strategy for controlling spending heavily involves the military, it is bad economics. The military is the only part of the gov't that can be called to action by outside sources. If someone attacks us, the cuts made are negated because now you have to spend and you leave yourself unprepared to counter the threat.
You did make the claim Bush spent more than Obama though, and that was proved wrong. Like I said, I agree with some cuts. I was merely proving your typical lib claim of Bush spending false.The war in Iraq was very much over by the time Obama took over. It was a formality at that point. He was the one who turned the focus to Afghanistan prematurely before ending Iraq. Bush didn't make that mistake. There was clearly a pecking order as far as the wars went. Iraq came first, Afghanistan second. BTW, Obama supported the war in Afghanistan and was wrong about Iraq. Kinda funny the war he "took ownership of", that being Afghanistan, is going to be a failure. Iraq was a success, by all accounts. We left a country that had held elections, has one of the better militaries in the region, and will become economically sound once they figure a way to tap into their oil reserves, which are substantial. You can make claims about the recent bombings over there all you want. They are still better off than before we got there.